BREAKING: Bass hate speech sparks courthouse furor

Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass thrust Humboldt County into the center of a national debate when she employed a violent metaphor during a contentious dispute over raw milk.

The incident occurred as the board began its discussion of the issue, when Bass glared into the audience and said:

My comments will come out kind of in a shotgun approach.

We’re not sure what happened after that. We missed the rest of the broadcast because we were busy looking around wildly for someone to maim. No word yet on how many of the meeting attendees killed each other, but we’re thinking it was probably most of them.

After the meeting, a chagrined Bass vowed to henceforth refrain from using the language of violence, except against fish.

34 Responses

  1. Absolutely hysterical.

  2. The funniest part is, she actually said that. In fact I think she said it twice. It might have been more than that. I didn’t watch the whole thing.

  3. I’ll believe it when Chris Matthews demands on Hardball that she apologize for it.

  4. Four cows have been reported dead of unexplained causes in McKinleyville. Farmers demand an answer. Mark Lovelace volunteers to head committee, most experienced supervisor in bullshit. Story in all its glory by Neal Latt in Wednesdays T/S opinion section.

  5. It’s cow-flatulence. They’ve moved on from KILLING off timber and fishing – cows are now in the CROSSHAIRS…

    Meanwhile, the crew at heraldo is indulging in bigoted hate-speech against conservatives, especially conservatives from Arizona. And hate-speech against Tea Party members, whose only crime is that they say “Read the Bill” before you vote on it, and no government by un-elected Czars.

  6. Well, Rose… maybe that’s not their only crime…

  7. Sick fuck

  8. Well that was about 50 times worse than anything Palin ever said. And she’s got the excuse of being dumb.

  9. True that, Girlie. I’m always so encouraged to see the progs live their values this way.

  10. After listening to her mention shotguns ….I just sort of feel funny, like voices are trying to tell me something. I think my milk might be talking too.

  11. Your name is right on. Your are a fucking idiot. Go the fuck away loser asshole. takes some big nuts to run your mouth about a lady as an anon.

    By the way any of your mothers children live or they all brain dead like you shit for brains.

  12. I hope “your an idiot” gets his ass banned here. He should have the handle “meaner than cat piss and shit for brains.” Better describes the dude.

    My I join you all in telling the Idiot to fuck off.

  13. Take a deep breath. We will all be dead soon enough. That includes you, “You’re an idiot”. Get over yourself.

  14. Your and Idiot: You are my hero. You are so brave to come on here and tell us all how wrong we are. Please keep up the good work. I love reading your non-idle banter. I am a right wing moron. Please set me straight. And Bugs, why not paste his IP address for all of us conservative shitheads. We want to hug and kiss him.

  15. You’re an idiot:

    Back off of the sugar and caffeine homie. By the way, it’s not cute that you’re trying to see how far you can go to get banned.

  16. That’s pretty funny!

  17. What’s funny Eric? The responses to “You’re an Idiot” or the comments by “You’re an Idiot?”

  18. Actually he is already brain dead.

  19. Hey folks. I popped over to hh and they are totally nuts. You have the same 10 people spewing crap all day long. Guess no one there has a day job. I mean 450+ on blaming Palin for the Arizona shooting and another 100 or so for the latest trash on the Tea Party which has degenerated to the same partisan crap. Poor souls. They are dumber than rocks.

  20. The post is funny anonymous. It was a compliment.

  21. Oh eric which post?

  22. The main post. I’m kind of skipping threads these days.

  23. Hey, Eric. This was a good thread to skip. We just had to unapprove some comments and block additional descriptions of one person’s anal rape fantasies.

  24. Oooh the progressives. Anything butt scuz the pun after blocking their anal rape fantasies. Been over to HH. PJ et al are whacking off big time. Its way past troubling…like its 5150 time.

  25. I’m melting. I’m melting.

  26. Pretty soon at HH someone is going to put the entire blame on all the Smart Meters that were installed. They seem to have gone off their rockers over there.

  27. “The truth is that none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped those shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man’s mind.

    So yes, we must examine all the facts behind this tragedy. We cannot and will not be passive in the face of such violence. We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of violence in the future.

    But what we can’t do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together.

    After all, that’s what most of us do when we lose someone in our family – especially if the loss is unexpected. We’re shaken from our routines, and forced to look inward. We reflect on the past. Did we spend enough time with an aging parent, we wonder. Did we express our gratitude for all the sacrifices they made for us? Did we tell a spouse just how desperately we loved them, not just once in awhile but every single day?

    So sudden loss causes us to look backward – but it also forces us to look forward, to reflect on the present and the future, on the manner in which we live our lives and nurture our relationships with those who are still with us. We may ask ourselves if we’ve shown enough kindness and generosity and compassion to the people in our lives. Perhaps we question whether we are doing right by our children, or our community, and whether our priorities are in order. We recognize our own mortality, and are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame – but rather, how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in bettering the lives of others.

    That process of reflection, of making sure we align our values with our actions – that, I believe, is what a tragedy like this requires. For those who were harmed, those who were killed – they are part of our family, an American family 300 million strong. We may not have known them personally, but we surely see ourselves in them. In George and Dot, in Dorwan and Mavy, we sense the abiding love we have for our own husbands, our own wives, our own life partners. Phyllis – she’s our mom or grandma; Gabe our brother or son. In Judge Roll, we recognize not only a man who prized his family and doing his job well, but also a man who embodied America’s fidelity to the law. In Gabby, we see a reflection of our public spiritedness, that desire to participate in that sometimes frustrating, sometimes contentious, but always necessary and never-ending process to form a more perfect union.

    And in Christina…in Christina we see all of our children. So curious, so trusting, so energetic and full of magic.

    So deserving of our love.

    And so deserving of our good example. If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost. Let’s make sure it’s not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle.

    The loss of these wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our private lives – to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and parents. And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let’s remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud. It should be because we want to live up to the example of public servants like John Roll and Gabby Giffords, who knew first and foremost that we are all Americans, and that we can question each other’s ideas without questioning each other’s love of country, and that our task, working together, is to constantly widen the circle of our concern so that we bequeath the American dream to future generations.

    I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here – they help me believe. We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us. I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us.”


    President BARACK OBAMA, in remarks delivered at a memorial service earlier tonight for the victims of the shootings in Tucson, Arizona.

  28. Great so you learned how to cut and paste. BFD, your man is just a figurehead. Actually he is an insult to the American people. Really an insult to black folks. You think he wrote any of that speech. He just puked it out.

  29. I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us.
    And that even goes for you, ctd

  30. Oh cripes! Go away.

  31. Connect the Dots, my favorite deranged conservative voice. I think I can speak your language! Lets see- No doubt your momma swallowed you several times before a lucky [moderated] lead a [moderated] straight to her [moderated]. Lucky for the world, she birthed such a fine lad. Praise the lord!

  32. Ya, OK. Sorry I never have nor will I ever talk like that, but it looks good on you.

  33. 5:27. Fuck you for being so predictable.

  34. Smart meter radio waves made me type FU. More evidence that tin foil is inadequate in blocking radio waves and that MJ’s medicinal value is just a hype pushed by big corporate capitalists.

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